Happy Friday! I have had a busy, busy week, which is why I missed a post or two. Lots of studying for the RD exam, ramping up the job search, and that good stuff. I did manage to keep up with the week’s nutrition-related news, and here are some highlights:
- A nifty little article about “Spices and their health benefits.” Spices are about more than great flavor!
- What? Nixing diet foods in favor of real foods? “Goodbye weight watchers, hello wellness” was music to my ears!
- Why is it that people who already exercise are likely to continue doing so, while those who do not exercise are often unlikely to start? “How being heavy or lean shapes our view of exercise” offers some clues.
- Some great advice on building a better brown bag: “Healthy eating habits often start at your desk at work.”
- An interesting potential explanation for why someone in a “normal” weight range can have unhealthy levels of abdominal fat: “Fatty diet may impact metabolism through circadian rhythms.”
Have a fabulous weekend, and look for my latest On Nutrition column on detox diets in Sunday’s Seattle Times!